I've noticed trends when doing wedding calligraphy jobs. Last fall, the high-demand color was navy and black. Then it was black on iridescent silver envelopes and place cards for Christmas. This spring, the "in" wedding calligraphy color seems to be chocolate brown, as I've done several jobs using a great Sepia calligraphy ink that I purchased at Blick. Chocolate brown also happens to be one of my favorite colors, so I'm happy to oblige.
Here are some pictures of a recent bride's completed pieces. I actually looked up the vendor she used for her wedding invitations because I was so impressed with the quality - the place cards especially! Pictured here are the place cards from the Green Kangaroo. The cards themselves took the calligraphy ink very well: I used the Sepia calligraphy ink with a C-5 quill nib.
Pricing for wedding calligraphy is as follows:
Outer and Inner Envelope: $2.50 ea.
Outer Envelope Only: $2.00 ea.
Return Address Only: $1.00 ea.
Place cards: $0.75 ea.
Looking for some calligraphy for your wedding's place cards or envelopes for your invitations, save the dates, or wedding announcements? Contact me today to schedule a free consultation - I've worked with brides all over the country, and would be happy to work with you.
You can also read my reviews on my Ash Tree Design Wedding Wire Shop. Wedding Wire is also a great resource for planning brides. I was nominated for the Wedding Wire Bride's Choice in wedding calligraphy for 2011.
Hope to speak with you soon!